It completely took me by surprise to see how festive Chinese New Years was in Liverpool. Everyone around the world, not just the ethnically Chinese, but English and surely tourists from elsewhere, all gathered in China Town to witness the biggest celebration of this exoctic culture.
There were all kinds of different events organised by the Chinese community here in Liverpool. The most spectacular of all is obviously the dragon dance and parade. However, I must first share with you the fun of the New Years Market first!
After walking around the market, I realised how much I had missed Taiwan's 'night-market culture'. Although this was in broad daylight, the Chinese merchandise and the smell of home food certainly made me crave for some good night-market fun/food!
When I saw the Tai-chi banner, I was extremely excited. The taxi driver who drove me home on Christmas had told me about this place where I could learn Tai-chi free of charge. But I had been so busy that I could not spare the time to find out the details. Now it seems, God has shown me the way. I should certainly make a good effort to come and continue where I had left off. When I saw the lady that the driver was telling me about, her enthusiasm and patience appealed to me even more. I wanted to learn with her. This was the best Chinese New Years present ever!
However, this is only the beginning.....
To be continued...